|10/20/19 16:32:08 UTC|
THUMPER calling Huntress with presumed training tracks. Female operator
|10/17/19 18:34:03 UTC|
Howdy 01 with Bradley Approach, 'straight in'
|10/17/19 18:33:30 UTC|
Howdy 01 calling Bradley Approach on Guard. Told switch 281.5
|10/08/19 22:30:50 UTC|
Polo98 doing touch and goes Stewart ANG Base
|10/04/19 00:31:21 UTC|
Stings targeting buildings in Buckeye MOA
|10/08/19 18:55:15 UTC|
Colt flight (Maryland ANG) A-10s @ Bollen Range Ft. Indiantown Gap PA. 10/8/19
|09/27/19 03:27:33 UTC|
49Th Fts/50Th Fts Columbus Afb T-38C A/A
|09/27/19 03:26:20 UTC|
49Th Fts/50Th Fts Columbus Afb T-38C A/A
|09/12/19 20:44:57 UTC|
|09/12/19 18:37:19 UTC|
PL151.4 "DZSO, *?????* one-one" "...we'll exit on the western edge of the drop zone..." ok rx, originating from Bragg? Background noise indicates helo. Often used by H64's locally. 1205h 09/11/2019 -AJ
|09/06/19 14:18:51 UTC|
2nd alt freq used by all players, OMEGA DZ, IRON CROSS (Combat Control Team), HAVOC61 (C-130 08-5686 AE4AFB, Dyess), RAPTOR704 (N830AC AB585D SUPER PUMA of Air Center Helicopters) during simultanious operations including PAX offload from HAVOC and simulated FAT COW ops by RAPTOR. 142.25 was unusable for RAPTOR as he was in FM mode, and requested new freq. Starting 2130h 09/04/2019 at KVUJ. -AJ
|09/06/19 14:11:15 UTC|
1st alt freq used by all players, OMEGA DZ, IRON CROSS (Combat Control Team), HAVOC61 (C-130 08-5686 AE4AFB, Dyess), RAPTOR704 (N830AC SUPER PUMA of Air Center Helicopters) during initial stages including PJE passes. Starting 2100h 09/04/2019 at KVUJ. -AJ
Avon Park is 164 square miles, making it the largest gunnery and bombing range east of
the Mississippi River. Located in a remote setting in Central Flroida, it is ideal for black sky
night operation. This range is also very active with day time activities.
Missions occuring at Avon Park are easily monitorable from most parts of Florida. From here in Daytona Beach, FL (about 120 miles NorthEast of the center of the range) I can hear most Air-Air mission audio with a simple outdoor non-directional antenna. While this antenna (ScanTenna) is mounted at only 20' it provides for excellent receiption from the Avon Park range.
For those in Central and Southern Florida the Avon Park Range should be an easy target and provide many days of exciting military air communications. While fishing in the Ft. Lauderdale, FL area I was able to listen to F16's out of Homestead AFB targeting many different targest at the range. From Lazer targets to the Nuke Circle you'll hear many different types of practice missions.
Below I've included two maps to help you understand just where the aircraft you hear are actually located. Most training missions you'll hear using the range will be F-16's (callsign SHARK's and MAKO's) flying out of the Homestead Airforce Base just south of Miami, FL. I suggest you look elsewhere on this website for frequencies for Homestead (note: I have not yet put together the Homestead page, keep checking).
The map on the left is a scanned image from an Aeronautical Chart (airplane road map). Below
the maps image you'll find links to larger version of this area which you can print. This map
shows the Military Operations Areas (MOA) and Restricted areas which make up the Avon Park Range Complex.
For those who like to enter frequencies into your own database or spreadsheet I've included
a Comma Separated Value (CSV). With the CSV file you should be able to import these frequencies
into your favorite scanner programming software, Excel spreadsheet or your favorite database program.
For the Comma separated Value file Click Here.
|126.1500||Avon Ops (see note 1 below)||AM||132.3250||Charlie Range||AM|
|150.2250||Range/Target Operations Net||FM|
|150.2750||Law Enforcement/Fire Net||FM|
|163.3750||Sounds like Building Maint.||FM|
|238.9000||Lake Placid MOA/AR-620||AM|
|264.6250||Range Controllers Bravo & Foxtrot||AM|
|276.6000||Range Target Scoring||AM|
|276.8000||Air-to-Ground Tactical Training||AM|
|281.5000||Miami Center AirTrafficControl||AM|
|282.8000||River Range/Hard Luck Drop Zone||AM|
|285.5000||Miami Center AirTrafficControl||AM|
|285.7250||Range Controllers Charlie & Echo||AM|
|307.1000||Miami Center AirTrafficControl||AM|
|335.9500||??Possible TARPON freq also W174||AM|
|349.0000||Miami Center AirTrafficControl||AM|
|349.3000||Range Target Scoring||AM|
|350.6750||(Commonly paired with 355.675)||AM|
|353.8000||MAKO's Discrete a/a||AM|
|354.4000||Range Target Scoring||AM|
|355.6750||(Commonly paired with 350.675)||AM|
|41.9500||A-10 Air-Air AVON||FM|
(1) - Many sources including the Grove Military directory have this listed as "Avon Tower". There are no tower controlled
airports in or near the Avon Park range. I was able to find 126.1500 is actually listed in the
FLIP VFR Supplement (a DOD Flight Information Publication which is updated every 24 weeks).
Itís listed as the Avon Ops frequency for the MacDill AFB Aux Fld.
This is a small airport thatís within the Avon Park range. (FAA Identifier AGR).
From time to time you'll hear civil aircraft call up on this freq. requesting the status of the R-2901 or one of the many Avon Park MOA's. This is common however that does not make it a "Tower" frequency as claimed by many websites.